Retirement is a moment when you are free from all the work and for some people it is really sweet.
The same happened with veteran UPS driver Jimmy Christopher Howard of Atlanta, Georgia.
Howard served the company faithfully for 43 years and has something many people can’t claim. He has been driving for UPS since 1975.
His driving record is absolutely fine and he’s been driving for over 4 decades across such a busy city. Howard has stayed safe on roads but doesn’t take credit for his perfect record both at work and at home.
The 66-year-old told FOX 5: “A lot of luck, but I think God’s been with me most of the way,”
“And great training from our management staff.”
He started driving when he was 22 and has covered over 6 million miles over the decades.
According to FOX 5, Howard’s daily route took him from Atlanta to Mississippi. That’s around 525 miles of driving every day total.
A UPS driver is retiring after 43 years with an amazing record. Jimmy Howard started driving for UPS back in 1975 and hasn't had one single accident: https://t.co/WcbzE3Q7aD
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) March 30, 2019
His wife, Tammy Howard, shared her sentiments on Facebook as well. “I am so very proud of you…” she wrote.
“I know it is a bittersweet time… I know they are going to miss you…” she added. “There will never be another driver quite like you I am sure. Time to celebrate the next stage of your life. You have earned it!!! I love you with all my heart.”
Rokeia Gravely shared a special salute given to Howard for his 43 years of accident-free driving.
“The salute you get after 43 years of service and a perfect driving record at UPS!” Gravely wrote on Facebook.
Many commented their heartfelt congratulations for Howard, too. “Congratulations!! Enjoy your retirement!!” one person wrote.
“Congratulations may God bless you on your next journey and enjoy your retirement well deserved,” another said.
This was really a great way to end a 43-year-run with smiles.
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